COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Guard Melo Trimble announced Wednesday that he will return to Maryland for his junior year.
Trimble, a two-time All-Big Ten selection and an AP Honorable Mention All-American in 2016, led the Terps in scoring, assists, free throw pecentage and steals during his sophomore season.
“I am really excited to return for my junior season at Maryland,” said Trimble. “It’s truly special that I get to continue to play in front of my family, friends and our amazing fans. I’m looking forward to working out with my teammates this summer and I am excited for what we can accomplish. I learned a great deal through this experience and I am committed to working hard in getting better each day. I’m appreciative of all the support that I have received from Coach Turgeon, my family and my teammates throughout this process. I look forward to continuing my education and building upon the success that we have had at Maryland.”
A native of Upper Marlboro, Trimble averaged 15.5 points per game over his two-year collegiate career. He is only the second player in Terrapin history to record 500 or more points in each of his first two seasons.
“Melo informed me tonight that he has decided to return to Maryland for his junior season,” Turgeon said. “After gathering information throughout this process, I agree that this is the best decision for him. Melo is a very special person. He is a winner and his impact on our program has been immeasurable. Melo has an extremely bright future ahead of him both on and off the basketball court. We are excited that he will continue to pursue his degree and build upon his legacy in College Park.”
In his two seasons at Maryland, Trimble has led the Terrapins to a 55-16 record. In 2016, he helped guide the Terps to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 13 seasons.